What’s Hot in Home Design for 2014? The Best Home Makeovers to Keep You on Trend
Stainless Steel Backsplash
2014 is bringing a number of changes to the home design industry, and that means staying on trend is going to be a lot of fun. Just a few simple changes can breathe new life into familiar spaces. These days, homeowners are more free to explore different interior design trends, with bolder, more sophisticated options becoming more and more accessible. If you’re looking to make a change to your home this year, check out these five home design trends that will be wildly popular in 2014.
Metal Backsplashes in the Kitchen Lend a Sense of Modernity
Tile is still the most popular material in kitchen backsplashes, but this year there will be an increasing number of people choosing metal tiles and other types of sheet materials – like stainless steel or stone slab – as their backsplash of choice. Not only is it modern looking, but it’s also incredibly easy to keep clean.
Stand-Alone Bathtubs Add a Sophisticated Look
Stand Alone Tub
Many homeowners love their tub experience, so they might be a little hesitant to give them up in favour of a shower stall. The good news is that you can still have both, with the addition of a stylish and sophisticated stand-alone tub. These free-standing structures can literally be placed anywhere in the room, which actually takes up less space than the old-fashioned tiled-in tub deck.
Floating Shelves Can Break Up Wall Space
Although the type of cabinet that you choose for your kitchen can really make or break the aesthetics of the space, you don’t have to rely entirely on such cabinetry to define your kitchen space. Rather than taking up all the wall space with cabinets, opening up the area with floating shelves, open spaces and even hanging wall art are great ways to break up the cabinet layout.
Ditching the ‘Matchy-Matchy’ Motto Creates Character
Blue and Yellow Kitchen
This year, homeowners will be free to take more risks with their home design, including foregoing the idea that colours and patterns must always be coordinated according to specific matching rules. Harmonious colours and patterns don’t necessarily have to match. Instead, infusing a variety of colours and textures into the home is a great way to breathe some life into a space. Pairing stripes with polka dots, or meshing canary yellow with cobalt blue, can be just what your home needs to amp up its design factor. You might be surprised at how far you can push the envelope while still creating a cohesive look in your space.
White cabinets are gorgeous and timeless, making them a highly versatile choice for anyone looking to update their kitchen cabinetry. There are a number of benefits of such a colour in the kitchen, including the fact that white works quite well with multiple architectural styles. Whether you’re going for a traditional country look or something a little more chic and modern, white works. White cabinetry also opens up your options for other colour palettes and decor choices that you might want to add to your space, acting as a backdrop for any enhancements you feel you’d like to add.
These 5 home design trends are hot in 2014, and they can really help add a little vibrancy to your home. If you’re looking to find an Edmonton home that you can renovate into your own 2014 masterpiece, we’re happy to help. Call us today to view homes in the Edmonton area, and let us help you find the perfect canvas for your home design makeover.
About Sara MacLennan
Sara MacLennan is the Director of Marketing at Liv Real Estate and a licensed Real Estate Associate. The bulk of Sara’s experience and wealth of expertise lies in on-line technology and marketing both for agents and consumers. Sara is the former National Director for Interactive Marketing for Coldwell Banker Canada where she was responsible for an extensive training program traveling to offices across the country training agents and brokers on marketing and technology. Find Sara on Twitter @edmontonblogger.